Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgConcern for players’ mental health with soccer shut downUNDATED (AP) — The global union for soccer players has found its members are struggling with increased levels of anxiety and depression during the coronavirus pandemic which has shut down most leagues.A survey of players by FIFPRO pointed to a rise in symptoms of both in recent weeks while cut off from their teammates and concerned about the future of their sport. FIFPRO is urging clubs not to neglect providing mental health provisions as they focus on keeping players fit during national lockdowns and are faced with cost-cutting needs.Players have been away from their teams in most of the world for more than a month as governments try to contain the spread of the COVID-19 disease, although limited training has resumed in Germany. Here are other coronavirus-related sports stories: April 20, 2020 Update on the latest in sports: 4-time Olympic biathlon medalist Landertinger retiresVIENNA (A) — Four-time Olympic biathlon medalist Dominik Landertinger of Austria has retired at the age of 32.He says on the Austrian Ski Federation’s website that he decided to retire because he wanted to look after his health following an operation on his spine in 2017. Landertinger won Olympic silver in the men’s relay in 2010, sprint silver and relay bronze in 2014, and individual bronze in 2018 following his injury.He won his only world championship title in mass start in 2009.Landertinger’s final season was cut short last month when the coronavirus pandemic stopped the penultimate World Cup round.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 He expanded the PGA Tour’s footprint around the world and prize money more than tripled during his 22 years as commissioner.Finchem was elected through the contributor’s category. He’s the ninth administrator to go into the Hall of Fame.And it’s only fitting Finchem is part of the 2021 class of inductees that includes Tiger Woods. He seized on Woods’ popularity by negotiating TV contracts and creating the World Golf Championships series.Finchem also launched The First Tee youth program.VIRUS OUTBREAK-MENTAL HEALTHcenter_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditGOLF-HALL OF FAMEFinchem elected to World Golf Hall of FameUNDATED (AP) — Tim Finchem has been elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame. — A Japanese professor of infectious disease says he is “very pessimistic” the Tokyo Olympics can be held next year. Kobe University professor Kentaro Iwata says the Olympics could only be held if Japan can control the COVID-19 infection and if all other countries control it. He says “you have to invite so many athletes from many, many places, which is not very compatible with this COVID-19 infection.”— The soccer team based in the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in Wuhan, China has returned home. Wuhan Zall is back nearly four months after it left for a preseason tour and got stuck abroad. It returned home over the weekend after the government lifted the last restrictions on movement in Wuhan, where the COVID-19 outbreak emerged late last year. The nearly 50 members of the squad had been away since Jan. 2, spending time in other Chinese cities and in Spain.— The Spanish government says it has reached a deal with the country’s soccer league and federation for teams to return to practice. The government has not provided a timetable or given any other detail about when practice would resume. It says it will depend on the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic and on decisions by health authorities. The government says strict protocols will have to be followed when teams begin training again. The league says the competition is not expected to resume until the end of May at the earliest.— The president of the German soccer federation says resuming league play will not mean taking resources away from healthcare workers amid the coronavirus pandemic. Fritz Keller writes in Kicker magazine “we guarantee that resuming play … will not cause a burden for the healthcare system.” The German league has been more bullish than other major European competitions about the chances of resuming in May or June with widespread coronavirus tests for players.LANDERTINGER RETIRES Associated Press last_img read more

UFC: Jose Aldo looks insanely scrawny in his current weight cut for bantamweight debut

first_imgHow does Jose Aldo look in his cut down to 135? pic.twitter.com/8BwRr1FRWx— Thefightgame88 (@thefightgame88) December 5, 2019 Last Updated: 6th December, 2019 22:27 IST UFC: Jose Aldo Looks Insanely Scrawny In His Current Weight Cut For Bantamweight Debut Take a look at Jose Aldo’s insane weight cut for his bantamweight debut against Marlon Moraes at UFC 245. Know more about the upcoming fight between them. FOLLOW US Featherweight legend Jose Aldo is bidding goodbye to his former division. He will go up against Marlon Moraes in his bantamweight debut at UFC 245. The Brazilian had a great career at 145 lbs unit but his recent fights did not go as per plan. Jose Aldo has faced three defeats in his last five fights and he has turned his attention towards the bantamweight roster. However, Jose Aldo’s current weight cut is quite surprising and UFC fans are shocked to see the former champion in his new avatar. First Published: 6th December, 2019 22:27 IST 9 months ago UFC: Everything you need to know about the new ‘UFC Honors’ award @danawhite when I talk about something I”m talking seriously and for real. I already made a test and I can make this weight!— Jose Aldo Junior (@josealdojunior) August 21, 2019 Also Read | UFC: Justin Gaethje Baits Conor McGregor For A Future Fight By Ridiculing His ComebackUFC: Jose Aldo looks shredded in bantamweightAccording to the former featherweight champion of UFC, he is in the final stages of his weight cut down and is feeling absolutely fine. Jose Aldo had to undergo a proper diet to get down to 135 lbs. In a recent interview with MMA Fighting, Jose Aldo revealed that he consumed salad for almost two months to change his physique. The Brazilian has given up on meat and steak, as his diet has been replaced by two pounds of salad every day. Take a look at Jose Aldo’s new physique for bantamweight bout. Thoughts on recent picture of Jose Aldo a little over a week until his Bantamweight debut? #UFC245 #MMA #MMATwitter pic.twitter.com/476O1GM5Um— Giancarlo Aulino (@Gian_411) December 5, 2019 9 months ago Brock Lesnar’s comeback victory over Shane Carwin is still one of UFC’s greatest fights 9 months ago UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov channels inner LeBron James, scores fantastic basket Written By Raj Sarkar center_img LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US WE RECOMMEND Also Read | UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov Channels Inner LeBron James, Scores Fantastic BasketAlso Read | UFC: Everything You Need To Know About The New ‘UFC Honors’ Award       WATCH US LIVE Jose Aldo is a veteran and he had been undefeated for ten years before breaking down in front of Conor McGregor at UFC 194. However, there is no doubt that Jose Aldo is one of the greatest martial artists in the promotion. He possesses the power to win a fight from any situation. Take a look at Jose Aldo’s iconic moments in UFC. 9 months ago UFC: Justin Gaethje baits Conor McGregor for a future fight by ridiculing his comeback 9 months ago UFC: Colby Covington calls out Dana White for being a ‘coward’ and ‘spreading lies’ COMMENT Also Read | UFC: Colby Covington Calls Out Dana White For Being A ‘coward’ And ‘spreading Lies’UFC 245: Jose Aldo vs Marlon MoraesBoth the men are known for their explosive punches and super speed body moments. Their upcoming fight is expected to be a dog-fight. While Jose Aldo is new in the division, Marlon Moraes has already got his hands upon Jimmie Rivera and Raphael Assuncao. Thus, he can offer a hard time for Jose Aldo inside the octagon. Some recent photos Jose Aldo, bantamweight edition. pic.twitter.com/oF0VhDVHeF— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) December 5, 2019last_img read more